“They have a few guys that can go 60 yards and get into the end zone. We kind of needed that big play and we didn’t get it,’ said Bonner coach Greg “Bubba’ Bernhardt. “We’re a team that has to work our way down the field. They’re a heck of a football team and (Bullock) is a heck of a back. They made plays.’

The Friars weren’t expecting the Raiders to air it out as often as they did.

“It was very surprising,’ Collin said. “They have a great running back in Samir and we weren’t expecting them to throw it that much. Our pass defense is a little underrated, and they just couldn’t pass the test tonight. (Ryan) has some fast guys, big-time players.’

Aaron McCastle scampered 47 yards to jump-start Bonner’s offense in the third quarter, but the Friars couldn’t cash in. Penalties and a sack of DiGalbo moved them from the Ryan 15-yard line to the 34. On fourth and long, the Friars couldn’t make anything happen. Shaun Douglas came up with a sack of Romano to help force a three-and-out on Ryan’s next possession, but the Friars couldn’t capitalize.

Though the Friars (8-2) won’t get another shot at Wood, they’ve posted the most wins by a Bonner program in 13 years.

“What we did this year is going to probably help Bonner out for the next five years,’ Christian said. “Us seniors, we’re the building blocks of this program.’

The season is not over yet for Bonner. The Friars have a showdown with Malvern Prep at Cardinal O’Hara on Thanksgiving Eve.

Don’t be surprised to see Collin out there with his boys.

“I hope it’s just a bad sprain, but whatever it is,’ he said, “I’ll be out there for Thanksgiving.’